Timeless Parenting

Next to to my Bible, Andrew Murray’s book How to Raise Your Children for Christ was my go-to source of inspiration as a parent. Murray died in 1917, but his timeless truths enabled me to grow strong as a mother. Do you have a reliable source of Christian wisdom to guide your parenting? In our…

When You’re Feeling Worthless

Motherhood, the Christian life, and life in general offer many opportunities for feeling flawed and hopeless. When we sin, we feel unworthy of God’s love. When we make parenting mistakes, we feel our children deserve better. When family and friends reject us, we feel despised. I am beginning to realize how much of my adult…

What does it mean to cover sin?

I’ve spent the past three days staring at the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony of a condo at Kiawah Island. There’s nothing quite like spending time with God as nature stares back, speaking truth. You’ll sink our sins to the bottom of the ocean.¬† Micah 7.19 (MSG) That’s where God wants our sins. Thrown where…

A Great Goal for the New Year

Imagine your daughter refusing to open a Christmas present you lovingly selected and purchased at great cost. It’s wrapped in plain brown paper, so she is drawn to the more festive packages. Now she is distracted, snap chatting her gadgets and new clothes to her friends.¬†Later, when she needs wisdom or struggles with sin, you…

Advent Reflection: It’s beginning to look a lot like Lent.

Recent sex scandals have been a sobering reminder for me that our sins catch up with us. And even though it’s Advent – a time we normally reserve for positive reflection – I have been in a real Lenten mood of sorrow and repentance. I have placed dark areas of my heart under the light…

Advent Reflection: Let go of Christmas craziness

With only two weekends left before Christmas, you may be reckoning with the fact that time is running out to create the holiday you envisioned on December 1st. On that day, you may have scanned Pinterest for decorating ideas, kids’ crafts, and cookie recipes, but none of those holiday activities have materialized. Maybe you intended…